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Retro Rocket
Retro Rocket
Price: £12.36

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocket Ride...., 17 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: Retro Rocket (Audio CD)
Stunning album from Pat Travers,right back to his brilliant 'rockin' best,less blues more heavy rock than most of the last couple of decades, but as he says in the sleeve notes he was trying to recretae the past with a modern release, Well he's done it and more,no weak tracks just class from start to finish. throw in a couple of odds and sods at the tail end and you've got a winner all the way.

Honestly if he'd released an album of this quality after 1980's 'Crash and Burn' things may have been oh so different.

enjoy it .. its a belter.


Heavy Metal Thunder (2 CD Re-Issue)
Heavy Metal Thunder (2 CD Re-Issue)
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Metal Thunder indeed ........, 17 Jun. 2015
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Heavy Metal Thunder indeed, bought the original back in '82,it was a worthy release then,dics 2 being a live e,p from America, this release is even better value for money as it includes a live disc from Bloodstock 2014.

Disc 1 same as before some rip roaring re treads of old classics,all excellent but will never top the originals and what can you say about the live disc, 100% as always from Biff and the boys,one classic after another brought rght up to date with a couple from the most recent album 'Sacrifice'.

its available at decent prices then it's a must buy.

only downside is the packaging, a rehash of the original so the Saxon story ends in 2002 ,although the discography is right up to date,so thats a bit sloppy.

Still its the music that counts and you wont be disappointed


Space Ritual Live 2014
Space Ritual Live 2014
Price: £15.63

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Space Rock stirring gently..., 20 May 2015
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This review is from: Space Ritual Live 2014 (Audio CD)
Decent live album celebrating 'The Space Ritual Live ' album, disc 1 a random collection of Hawkwind tunes past and present while disc 2 is the fabled 'Space Ritual' with 'Silver Machine ' tacked on at the end,its not listed on my copy.

Hardly unexpected its a celebratory performance,the band could be playing in their slippers,it doesnt,couldnt and was never going to rival the original for intensity,for one it lacks the manic vocal performances of Nik Turner/Bob Calvert and Lemmy.

Having said that,its a worthwhile release and confirms Dave Brock is still a British Treasure.


The Purple Album
The Purple Album
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £9.60

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SNAKES ALIVE ITS A PURPLE TRIBUTE, 20 May 2015
This review is from: The Purple Album (Audio CD)
Have to be honest as soon as i heard that David was going to release a cover version album of Purple tracks(for thats what it is) ,i was concerned,that 1) it would be poor and 2) the vitriol would fly.Thankfully its not poor sadly the vitriol was as predictable as its sad (Classic Rock- hold your head in shame).

Safe in the knowledge that the originals would always be superior,i was intrigued as to how D.C. would tackle them,he hasnt disappointed,listen to the ferocity of 'Burn' & 'Stormbringer',enjoy the beauty of the new arrangement of 'Sail Away' and enjoy the new version of 'Mistreated'.

The current band are a decent bunch of musicians with only Aldridge coming anywhere near the pedigree of Blackmore,Lord,Paice & Hughes but they have pulled this of,there are some excellent performances from both Beach & Hoekstra and Coverdale hasnt sounded this good for some time,one wonders if there's sonic trickery at work here.

It would certainly have added some weight to the tribute aura had there been some guest appearances,sadly it wasnt to be,packaging is decent,liner notes are worth reading,i enjoyed the production,sounds great on my system,

The deluxe edition is worth having for the bonus tracks,the dvd is fine but will not be watched on regular basis but its nice to have.

So,for me, a worthwhile release,if you like Purple/Whitesnake its unlikely you'll be disappointed
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Escape From The Shadow Garden-Live 2014
Escape From The Shadow Garden-Live 2014
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £12.48

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnum live always a treat., 12 May 2015
i love it when great albums surface around the same time as my birthday,no problem suggesting presents and it costs me nothing,excellent deal all round, ha ha.

This is superb outstanding production highlighting(not that we need reminding) how great Magnum are live,like the previous reviewer said,excellent instrument separation and Bob Catley's vocals up front, he really has withstood the test of time unlike many of his contemporary's, yes there are the occasional glimpses of time taking its toll but in general he still sounds excellent.

The newer tracks from recent albums dove tail nicely with the established classic,so the disc flows nicely no sagging in the middle.

There's no gamble picking this up, class from start to finish.


Glasgow 1982
Glasgow 1982
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Price: £12.51

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Girls aloud..................and in your face, 10 May 2015
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excellent release,not quite a straight copy of Radio Clyde's radio broadcast, i cant quite retire the tape now,i was actually at this gig,their 2nd headline gig at the legendary Glasgow Apollo,3rd time i'd seen them and they never failed to deliver,this release captures their intensity live,perfectly,

Sound quality is very good dspie the recording being 30 + years old. The girls power thru tracks from their ist 3 discs,,superb renditions of 'Screamin Blue Murder','Hit and Run','Nuthin To Lose' etc, classic after classic,its hard to believe it all went pear shaped not long after.

This is an excellent reminder of just how good Girlschool were, 'Kelly Johnson' in particular,it s nostalgic look back at what might have been.

Here's hoping this label can get permission? to release similliar broadcasts for KISS/QUO/SAXON/MANOWAR/RORY GALLACHER/HAWKWIND etc that were made.

Edit, looked out my old cassette,the original broadcast included 'Turn Your Head Around ' which is missed off this release.


Lafayette Music Room, Memphis, April 18th 1974
Lafayette Music Room, Memphis, April 18th 1974
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pucker up ....., 10 May 2015
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Approach with caution,if your well versed in these 'live' semi legit releases and the world of bootlegs,then you'll know that every purchase is a leap of faith that it will be 'listenable' ...

This is passable (just) in the audio stakes,40 years old remember,there's distoration,tape flutter,some drop out but it still doesnt destroy the enjoyment (for me ) and it still captures the raw emotion and excitement of the young ,fresh faced rookies that KISS were at the time..

It hard not to smile at the pre stadium rock god persona of Paul Stanley with his youthful stage banter,little that there is in comparison to what was to come,there's exuberant yelps in the background SImmons & possibly Criss.

Casual fans will probably give this a miss,as a die hard i'm happy to pick this up, its not perfect,far from it but i can get pleasure from it,you may also.

Packaging average, sound passable (3 stars) .. excitement ( 5 stars)
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Quality JAPANESE KIMONO,ROBE,GOWN,ONE SIZE, BLACK
Quality JAPANESE KIMONO,ROBE,GOWN,ONE SIZE, BLACK

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Gift, 25 April 2015
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stunning gift to get the loved one in your life,beautifully made,girlfriend loved it and looked amazin wearing it. ,something different from a box of chocolates or flowers.to give as a gift


Bomb Cosmetics Chocolate Ballotin Assortment Bath Gift Set
Bomb Cosmetics Chocolate Ballotin Assortment Bath Gift Set
Price: £8.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars do the job but there are better products available elsewhere, 25 April 2015
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not value for money if bought at full price,photograph misleading, products are much smaller than appear to be depicted, do the job but there are better products available elsewhere. tread carefully


Band On The Run
Band On The Run
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars arguably WINGS at their very best, Girlfriend loved it, 25 April 2015
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classic album bought for my girlfriend, well presented in a digipak cover,superb sound quality,one classic after another,arguably WINGS at their very best, Girlfriend loved it.


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